For Immediate Release
Oct. 3, 2017
A 67-year-old Kansas City man has been charged in connection with the stabbing of his 12-year-old grandson, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.
Jose D. Ortega, dob: 11/19/1949, faces Domestic Assault 1st Degree and Armed Criminal Action charges.*
According to court records, Raytown police responded early today to the 7900 block of Hunter Avenue in Raytown and found the 12-year-old victim, who had run to a neighbor's house after he was stabbed. He was taken to Children's Mercy Hospital for treatment. The victim said his grandfather had stabbed him. Police found a knife with a 10-inch blade and apparent blood on it near the driveway of the victim's home nearby. The defendant told police he stabbed the boy after they argued over a donut. He said he "snapped" and he knew it was wrong. He expressed remorese.
Prosecutors requested a $50,000 bond.
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Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
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*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.